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Muhammad Ali

  1. fact vs fiction
    The True Events That Inspired Regina King’s One Night in MiamiCassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown really did meet up in a Florida motel in 1964. Here’s what we know about that historic night.
  2. movie review
    In a Year Without Live Performance, Regina King’s One Night in Miami SingsThe intimate Amazon Studios film, based on a play, re-creates a historic motel-room meeting between Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Cassius Clay.
  3. chat room
    Dick Cavett Still Feels Like Muhammad Ali’s ‘Main Man’The veteran host reflects on some highlights from his friendship with The Greatest, compiled in the new doc Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes.
  4. Trump Floats Pardon of Muhammad Ali, Who Doesn’t Need OneThe boxing great’s conviction for draft evasion was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971.
  5. beyonce
    Beyoncé Presented Colin Kaepernick With the Muhammad Ali Legacy AwardThe award was part of Tuesday’s Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
  6. espys 2016
    Chance the Rapper Pays Tribute to Muhammad Ali at the ESPYsHe performed an original song in honor of the GOAT.
  7. roll clip!
    Watch Billy Crystal’s Funny, Poignant Eulogy for Muhammad Ali“He was funny, he was beautiful, he was the most perfect athlete you ever saw, and those were his own words.”
  8. funerals
    Will Smith Will Serve as a Pallbearer at Muhammad Ali’s FuneralAlongside Lennox Lewis.
  9. What It Meant to Be Heavyweight ChampIt’s almost inconceivable today.
  10. beta male
    What It Meant to Be Heavyweight ChampIt’s almost inconceivable today.
  11. roundup
    Muhammad Ali’s Declaration of IndependenceLooking at how many are remembering Ali, it’s clear that America badly needed one.
  12. the greatest
    Obama, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Others React to Muhammad Ali’s DeathThe Greatest died Friday night at 74.
  13. Muhammad Ali’s Life in Poetry, Activism, and Trash TalkA collection of videos and quotes from throughout the legend’s life. 
  14. muhammad ali
    Here Are the Muhammad Ali TV Specials Airing This WeekTV channels are switching out their regularly scheduled programs to make room for specials honoring Ali.
  15. Paul Simon Announces Ali’s Death During Concert“I’m sorry to tell you this way …”
  16. the sports section
    Remembering Muhammad AliThat time the author and Ali helped a little old lady cross the street. Plus, Dylan, Pryor, and more.
  17. the sports section
    How Muhammad Ali Became a BoxerA lost bike, a sense of justice, and an early glimpse of showmanship.
  18. the sports section
    The Best Writing About Muhammad AliThe greatest boxer of all time has inspired some of the best sports writing ever.
  19. r.i.p.
    Muhammad Ali, Legend In and Out of the Boxing Ring, Is Dead at 74He had been fighting Parkinson’s disease for decades. 
  20. rest in peace
    Muhammad Ali, Prolific Boxer, Dead at 74The three-time heavyweight champion passed away in Phoenix.
  21. biopics
    Jamie Foxx Will Play Mike TysonIn the first feature film about his life.
  22. gallery
    The Making of Iconic American PhotographsA new exhibition shows the process behind famous shots.
  23. candy
    Watch Key and Peele’s Amazing Muhammad Ali vs. Michael Jordan Rap Battle “I saw you slapping Reggie Miller, boy what’s wrong with you? / You fight like the little girls who make your Nike shoes.” 
  24. close reads
    Did You Catch Mad Men’s Not-So-Pretentious Muhammad Ali Nod?Stan’s not the only St. Sebastian.
  25. faces of things
    Louis Vuitton to ‘Wind Down’ Celebrity Core Values AdsLess Mikhail Gorbachev, more Karlie Kloss.
  26. matt zoller seitz
    Seitz Asks: What’s Your Favorite Olympic TV Moment?Ali!
  27. opening day
    New Marlins Stadium Is Worse Than You ThoughtThe baseball season has begun, in garish green fashion.
  28. rip joe frazier
    Rest in Peace, Joe FrazierJoe Frazier has died at 67.
  29. early and often
    ‘USA Today’ Notices Something Different About GiulianiIf you watched Meet the Press last weekend, chances are you noticed how demented Rudy Giuliani seemed when he kept talking about the Florida primary. Tim Russert would ask about Giuliani’s flagging numbers in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina, and Giuliani would just reply something along the lines of: “FLORIDA! FLORIDA! FLORIDA!” Giuliani has always been banking on his lead there to overcome any shortcomings in primaries that come earlier, but last weekend he seemed a little bonkers about it. And USA Today reports today that he’s finally changing his strategy. Instead of emulating former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope strategy and letting his opponents tire themselves out in contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former New York mayor has had to start swinging hard in those states. That’s because Giuliani is behind in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, polls show. So while Ali’s strategy enabled him to unseat heavyweight champ George Foreman in 1974, it won’t help Giuliani win next year’s Republican presidential nomination. He’s buying more ads in New Hampshire and hoping to shorten Romney’s thirteen-point lead, but staying quiet about it because he doesn’t want to look vulnerable if he can’t pull it off. This whole story made us realize that we should be reading USA Today more frequently. Not for the political analysis, really, but more for the writing. That Muhammad Ali metaphor was practically Shakespearean! Giuliani shifts tactics, goes on offensive [USAT] Update: According to one poll, Giuliani has even lost his lead in Florida.
  30. gossipmonger
    Kristen Johnston Turns Forgetful Into FunnyFormer mayor Ed Koch said his scariest moment in office was when a bunch of doctors threw eggs at his face during the Iran hostage crisis. Kristen Johnston forgot her lines while performing at The 24 Hour Plays. Bill Clinton said that he’d like to do a makeover of Grumpy Old Men with Bill Crystal if Hillary is elected president. An assortment of famous folks ate at both Le Cirque and the Waverley Inn. Donald Trump’s brother, Robert, and wife Blaine got a divorce. Ben Affleck said he’d rather worship Satan than flip baseball-team loyalty à la Rudy Giuliani. Maybe fat Ryan Gosling hung out with a hot brunette at Rose Bar.
  31. gossipmonger
    Fashionistas Mad Wintour Likes Federer BetterAlice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet took offense to Molly Sims’s comment that the label was “lower end” by claiming that Sims begged for free pants and a plane ticket to the show when she modeled for her last February. Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova claim to be just friends, but they were out singing karaoke together till 5 a.m. the night after Djokovic lost in the finals. In other tennis news: Some designers were annoyed that Anna Wintour spent more time with Roger Federer at the U.S. Open than at Fashion Week shows. Details editor Dan Peres is expecting his first child with Aussie wife Sarah Wynter. Walmart competitor the Wholesale Department Store Union bought out a showing of Off Broadway show Walmartopia. Chef Todd English, of Olives fame, may open up a new place on 98 Kenmare Street. Liz Smith’s sources tell her that Rudy Giuliani is “a bad man and an erratic personality” but would make a good chief executive.
  32. party lines
    Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Is CrazyWhat do you learn as Muhammad Ali’s daughter? That it pays to be crazy. That’s what Maryum Ali told us last night at the opening of an exhibit she curated of Magnum photos of her father. “My dad always told me — he told me this as a little kid — act crazy,” she said. “Because I said, ‘Daddy, how did you beat Sonny Liston when the whole world said you were going to lose?’ He said, ‘I acted crazy! I had him scared!’” It’s a lesson that came in handy in the mid-eighties, when Maryum was living with her dad in L.A., and the champ, she said, was always a nice guy and would let anyone into the house. “This one guy he let into his house, this weirdo guy, the guy started stalking me,” she recalled. “So I got a gun. I told the guy, I said, ‘Look, it’s me or you, and it’s gonna be you. I’m not going to put on no gloves, I got a .38, so keep messing with me! I’m just as crazy.’ In any situation where I’m face-to-face with somebody crazy, I’m crazier. And they just leave me the hell alone.” Being a fighter’s kid probably doesn’t hurt, either. —Bennett Marcus
  33. news reel
    Lou Reed Remembers Muhammad Ali